Digital Art & Design
Digital Art designers create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. Designers can typically find employment opportunities in several industries, including advertising, publishing, and specialized design services, as well as in the growing field of website design, particularly Internet advertising.
Digital Marketing and Social Media for Business
This course is delivered as a practical and unfiltered guide to effective web marketing, the rules of new media and researching the new generation of digital consumers. Students will cover key topics such as search marketing, social media, Google, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing, performance marketing, customer engagement and digital marketing strategies.
Fundamentals of Art & Graphic Design
The Fundamentals of Art & Graphic Design acknowledges the aspects of mastering the principles and elements of design through examining the qualities of visual communication/materials (shapes, images, color theory, typography, and layout) and how they work together. Students will learn when and where graphic design originated, a brief run through of art history and how to develop and showcase their own creativity. An introduction to Adobe Photoshop in the graphic design process will also be covered
Graphic Design in Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is a program used by graphic designers to create vector images. These images can be typically used to create illustrations, charts, graphs, logos, diagrams, cartoons of real photographs, and more. Creating vector images allows you to create clean, beautiful works of art that can be scaled up and down infinitely without ever losing quality. This makes Adobe Illustrator a more ideal program for companies than other graphic design applications since they can create images and logos that can be small enough to be a tiny icon or large enough to appear on a billboard.
Graphic Design in InDesign
Adobe InDesign is specifically used for laying out printed materials. This could be brochures, newsletters, ads, business cards, or books (virtually anything that is made up of a combination of blocks of text, photos, or other artwork). Its purpose is to take the elements that you create in Illustrator and Photoshop and put them together in one place for personal or professional printing. That includes printing to desktop printers all the way up to the high-end printing and plating systems of real-world print shops. InDesign offers controls and settings printers use to ensure that your work will print properly regardless of the print device.
Graphic Design in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop has long been considered essential software for millions of designers across the globe for a wide range of tasks, including photo editing, graphic design, typography, illustration, 3D modelling and animation. It is sold on its own, or as part of Adobe’s Creative Suite, which also includes Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro and several other tools. This course covers from the basic to the more advanced image creation and editing techniques used in Photoshop and offers the student hands-on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in combination to create exciting visual effects including illustration and animation.
Intro to Audio/ Music Production
This course will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of Audio and Music Production. Students will gain fundamentals in understanding these disciplines: Pre-Production, Audio Engineering /Music Production, and Post-Production. In this introductory course, students will have hands-on experience with equipment and will work on projects designed to develop these skills. With a mix of practical skills, theoretical knowledge and creativity students at the end of this course will be able to strategically align themselves in productive creative environments at the corporate level or in the artistic arena.
Intro to Web Design
This course introduces students to basic web design using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). This course does not require any prior knowledge of HTML or web design. Throughout the course students are introduced to planning and designing effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS code; enhancing web pages with the use of pages layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, images, and multimedia; and producing a functional, multi-page website.